Leadership

Insights

The Tech Crunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, California.  | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
March 7, 2017
Written

Why You Don’t Understand Disruption

It’s not that big companies are bad at inventing; it’s that they’re bad at organizational shifts.

Insights

Rahm Emanuel | Kiefer Hickman
February 28, 2017
Written

Rahm Emanuel: Be Idealistic and Ruthless

The Chicago mayor talks negotiation tips and the downside of “moral victories.”

Insights

LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, speaking at the Stanford GSB View from the Top series. | Stacy Geiken
February 24, 2017
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Jeff Weiner: Manage Compassionately, and Prepare for the Next Worker Revolution

LinkedIn’s CEO discusses how company values mean more now more than ever.

Insights

Illustration of two people with opposing views | iStock/dane_mark
January 25, 2017
Written

Six Ways to Be a Better Manager

Kill consensus and beware the false negative, says one Stanford GSB professor.

Insights

Students eating pizza | iStock/franckreporter
March 3, 2017
Written

Changing the Pizza Paradigm, One Pie at a Time

How robots, “smart” ovens, and old-fashioned cooking skills might challenge a $40 billion industry.

Insights

A businessman walks across the street, wheeling a bag. | Reuters/Yuya Shino
January 6, 2017
Infographic

Do Corporate Boards Pick the Best CEOs?

Research shows what happens to succession winners and losers.

Leadership in Focus is a large collection of short videos that bring to life real-world business challenges and spark lively discussions aimed at improving executive skills. Each short video is accompanied by teaching notes for added context, suggested discussion questions and role-playing ideas to help engage groups of managers in learning experiences of their own. Leaders may also experience the cases online with opportunities to calibrate their thinking for actionable insights.

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